Ed Sheeran surprises fan in hospital
An Ed Sheeran fan had the shock of her life when he turned up to serenade her in hospital.
The ‘Thinking Out Loud’ hitmaker popped in to the children’s ward of Epsom Hospital in Surrey to see nine-year-old Melody Driscoll, who suffers from a rare genetic disorder called Retts Syndrome.
Melody looked overjoyed to see the 25-year-old singer at her bedside and he gifted her a pink guitar which he had signed and performed his hits ‘Thinking Out Loud’ and ‘Photograph’ for her and her family.
His visit comes after the family and Croydon Police launched a campaign to bring her face to face with Ed.
PC Stewart Lawless said: "Due to Melody’s health conditions doctors told her family that she would only live until the age of five, however almost nearing her tenth birthday she is showing how much of a fighter she is.
"Despite her health condition Melody has always battled through with the help of music by Ed Sheeran and loves his songs music as they help her through her time in the hospital.
"Melody also loves Beauty and the Beast and police in Croydon ask that any residents wishing to give Melody a happy Christmas this year please donate Beauty and the Beast gifts to either New Addington or Croydon Police station addressed to ‘FIELDWAY LPT.’"
This isn’t the first time Ed – who is currently on a hiatus from music – has done his bit for charity after he previously gave his "whole wardrobe" to charity shops in his hometown of Framlingham, Suffolk.
He said: "Given my whole wardrobe to a bunch of charity shops. All stuff worn on shoots, videos and live.Stuff ranging from the Ralph hoodies, Fenchurch T-shirts and Nike trainers (sic)"